FJs for the 11/26/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/26/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm

The 1877 novel "Garth", about a New Hampshire family cursed by an ancestor's crime, is by Julian, son of this novelist
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63%
In 1997 she became the first to win an Oscar for a film directed by her husband; her brother-in-law produced the film
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37%
In a tribute with no precedent, the band played this at the Buckingham Palace changing of the guard on September 13, 2001
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81%
A liturgical year begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which is the Sunday closest to the feast day of this “first apostle”
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12%
On October 27, 1881 this town’s local newspaper reported on “a day when blood flowed as water”
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71%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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2%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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3%
MANY MOONS $1000: Neptune's moons include Nereid, Neso & this other "N" creature, also a water nymph
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50%
TRAVEL & TOURISM $1200: Neuschwanstein Castle was begun in 1869 by "Mad" King Ludwig of this German kingdom
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80%
5-LETTER WORDS $200: In the sport of fencing, it's the term for a sudden thrusting attack forward
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36%
Even if you had spotted me Fargo and Coen Brothers I still may have missed the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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20%
I missed the Tuesday FJ! clue, but if I had realized Fargo or Coen Brothers it would have been easy to get McDormand.
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36%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue with "America the Beautiful" or "God Bless America."
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11%
Peter was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
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51%
Matthew was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
11
10%
Dodge City was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
15
14%
 
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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by Wpwells » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:45 am

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Would’ve gotten McDormand if given Coen Brothers and/or Fargo

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by Volante » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:18 am

alietr wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:47 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:38 pm
No problem with the castle. Visited it in September and twelvefootgirl fell on a winding staircase and lost a day in bed with a racked knee. I think she felt it twinge when the picture came up. But we have two picture postcards are on the fridge door now. It's a neat place, but kind of loses it's street cred when you learn it's a "replica" castle. Might as well be Excalibur in Las Vegas in 50 years.
What do you mean? We were there in August (fortunately no slippages occurred), and never heard anything about it being a replica of anything. Or did you mean you were in Disneyland (where there is a replica)? I'm confused.
It was built in the 1800s on top of the ruins of a castle built around 500 years earlier. I'd say it's a fanfic castle more than replica though (cause the original sure didn't look like that).

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:07 pm

alietr wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:47 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:38 pm
No problem with the castle. Visited it in September and twelvefootgirl fell on a winding staircase and lost a day in bed with a racked knee. I think she felt it twinge when the picture came up. But we have two picture postcards are on the fridge door now. It's a neat place, but kind of loses it's street cred when you learn it's a "replica" castle. Might as well be Excalibur in Las Vegas in 50 years.
What do you mean? We were there in August (fortunately no slippages occurred), and never heard anything about it being a replica of anything. Or did you mean you were in Disneyland (where there is a replica)? I'm confused.
There's also a replica in Segovia, Spain - and I'd heard that this was the one Walt had in mind for Cinderella's castle (but that might have been Spain trying to horn in on that action).

But yes, first I've heard anyone claim that the Mad King was just copying something else. Just a suggestion, Twelvefootboy, but you really should try sourcing some of your more exotic claims. Google can be a good friend. ;) (Unless we've completely misunderstood your comment about the replica castle).

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:40 pm

alietr wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:47 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:38 pm
No problem with the castle. Visited it in September and twelvefootgirl fell on a winding staircase and lost a day in bed with a racked knee. I think she felt it twinge when the picture came up. But we have two picture postcards are on the fridge door now. It's a neat place, but kind of loses it's street cred when you learn it's a "replica" castle. Might as well be Excalibur in Las Vegas in 50 years.
What do you mean? We were there in August (fortunately no slippages occurred), and never heard anything about it being a replica of anything. Or did you mean you were in Disneyland (where there is a replica)? I'm confused.
I'm sure you know the backstory about Ludwig losing his kingdom and wanting to build a showier castle out of oneupsmanship. And his obsession with the medieval times, etc.. (I don't recall all the specifics, but I imagine Ludwig to have an orange complexion and small hands). So it is not so much a replica of a previous structure, but was never made to defend invaders particularly. It still has a ton of cool factor, and maybe the serfs and peasants hung out to see what the king was eating, but it doesn't have the authenticity of Windsor Castle or even Pembroke Castle imho.

I'm sorry if my curmudgeon comment was confusing. I'm not that picky or whiny, but a sesquicentury old structure is new in Europe. I still highly recommend seeing the castle if you are ever in the area but use the handrails in the turrets!

ETA - I just saw the additional inputs, all are correct. I abused the term "replica", unawares that real replicas exist. We all like authenticity in our moats and boiling oil :lol:
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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:02 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

McDormand was a coulda, woulda, shoulda headslapper very obvious in retrospect. Wouldn't have gotten Andrew without several days of thought; would have probably been about my 9th guess as I worked through the list.

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:30 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Fargo was the first Coen Brothers film I did not see during its initial theatrical release, and despite its acclaim, it is not one of my favorites - so it just didn’t bubble to the top of my brain. Probably should have gotten Tombstone; the others...naaah.

Bavaria and lunge were instagets, but I haven’t kept up with Neptune’s moons.

Altogether a lousy week.

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:37 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

A pretty good week of FJ clues that required a little thought, with the exception of Thursday that was esoteric enough that it should have been tossed on the reject pile. Still surprised Friday was a TS but at least they came up with something from the right era. But it does go to show that stuff that a lot of us assumed would loom large in American legend forever is going to fade to the point where it's just one other tale somewhat lost among many others. Time has a way of doing that with almost everything ...

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:20 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:46 pm

Another goose egg.
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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:09 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:11 pm

:D :shock: :? :D :D

I was watching J! rather late at night and couldn't even come up with a viable option on the McDormand clue based on the date. Still, I would have responded correctly had there been even the smallest TOM for Fargo.

The next day I picked up on the TOM date, but I must have been in a funny mood because I WAG'd "New York, New York."

As for Andrew, I know little about Catholic feast days, but I knew that Andrew was the first apostle called by Jesus.

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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:34 am

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :( :(

The only way I would have gotten Tuesday is if I were spotted "The answer is McDormand".
Being a couple of heresies removed from Catholicism, I'm not very good at Saints. I could at least eliminate a couple of answers. Not Paul (never one of the 12), not Peter (hey! That's a familiar name!), not Judas. Guessed John, figuring I had a 9 in 10 chance of being wrong.
As I threw out a guess that I was pretty sure was wrong on Friday, I was also pretty sure I'd have a Duh! moment when the correct answer was revealed. I did. I have family that lives near Tombstone, and have visited it a few times - one not that long ago.
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Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:32 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

Pretty sure I would have gotten McDormand from Fargo, likely from Coen brothers.
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